The race to making your Valentine’s Day reservations is on, most times we want to try something new or somewhere we know our loved one will enjoy, BUT we’re just not sure what else may be out there. So here’s a great list of unique places you can take your boo or have a fabulous singles night for Valentine’s Day in Atlanta!
Bone Lick BBQ â€“ The Heartbreakerâ€™s Ball, 8 p.m.
Take a trip back to the future this Valentineâ€™s Day with West Midtownâ€™s favorite barbecue joint and the inaugural Heartbreakers Ball. Kicking off at 8 p.m., this 80s-themed night dedicated to the decidedly single will feature live music, a tap takeover from Red Hare Brewing Company, a midnight buffet, and more. With the purchase of a wristband, eager attendees can party the night away with all-you-can-drink brews from Red Hare before ending the evening with a midnight breakfast buffet, featuring an assortment of options for late night party-goers prepared by award-winning pitmaster and owner Mike LaSage. Taking advantage of Bone Lickâ€™s brand new stage, live music will be provided by Jet Black and Joan Hearts along with a Huey Lewis and the News tribute band that will perform the album Sports from start to finish. Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed in their best 80s attire and prizes will be awarded to the guest rocking the best getup. Pre-sale wristbands are available for $45 and can be purchased online at bonelickbbq.xorbia.com/heartbreakersball through February 13, 2014. Tickets will also be available day of for $50 at the door. Bone Lick BBQ is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com, or call 404-343-6574.
Buckhead lovers can ketch the fun this Valentineâ€™s Day at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. With live music and special chef features like â€œsurf and surfâ€ broiled lobster tail and swordfish steak topped with lemon compound butter and a chef-crafted side, the restaurant makes it a night to remember. For more information or to reserve a table, call 404-474-9508. thebigketch.com
Cypress Street Pint & Plate â€“ Valentineâ€™s Day Blackout Edition of Beer Geek Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Join Cypress Street Pint and Plate for a special Valentineâ€™s Day edition of their weekly Beer Geek series on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. As an ode to their annual Valentineâ€™s Day Blackout party, Cypress is turning out the lights (literally) for this special edition of Beer Geek Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. As guests sip on featured New Belgium brews, like Snap Shot Spring Blonde and Belgian Ale, they will enjoy additional themed specials including half priced bottles of wine and a special beer and Sublime Doughnut pairing from resident Beer Geek, Rob â€œBrewRuâ€ Merrick. Featured pairings include: a Red Velvet Cake doughnut paired with Delirium NoÃ«l; a heart-shaped strawberry filled chocolate doughnut with chocolate icing paired with Allagash Saison; and a heart-shaped Reese’s peanut butter cup doughnut paired with Lonerider Brewing Companyâ€™s coveted Pistols at Dawn brew. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate â€“ Valentineâ€™s Day Solo Party, 8 p.m.
Single and ready to mingle this Valentineâ€™s Day? This year, the crew at Cypress Street Pint and Plate invites guests to join them as they celebrate singlehood during their inaugural Valentineâ€™s Day Solo Party. Kicking off at 8 p.m., guests will enjoy $1 PBRâ€™s and $2 SweetWater IPAâ€™s served in classic red Solo Cups, while DJ Pat Oâ€™Brien sets the mood for this anti-love affair. For those craving something a bit sweeter, Rob “Brewru” Merrick, the restaurant’s resident Beer Geek, has concocted a special â€œLove Bitesâ€ beer shake featuring Frozen Pints Milk Chocolate Stout craft beer ice cream and fresh strawberries, topped with vodka whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate beer reduction. Doors open at 8 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. For more information, please visit Cypress Street Pint and Plate at cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243.
JCT. Kitchen & Bar in West Midtown is giving hungry lovers a four-course prix fixe menu this Valentineâ€™s Day. The meal is $65 per person with additional supplemental items available. In honor of a classic love story, the restaurant is shaking up The Lady ($11) and the Tramp ($10) cocktails all Valentineâ€™s Day weekend. For more information or reservations, call 404-355-2252. jctkitchen.com
D.B.A. Barbecue â€“ Dine Out at D.B.A. Benefitting the Steve Hightower Thriving Children Gala, 11 a.m.
D.B.A. Barbecueâ€™s got a big heart, so this Valentineâ€™s Day join their team as they host the fourth annual â€œDine Out at D.B.A.â€ benefiting the Steve Hightower Thriving Children Gala, an annual charity event aimed at finding better lives and homes for Atlantaâ€™s sick and fostered children. On Friday, February 14, 2014, diners, bar-goers and anyone ordering takeout can take advantage of D.B.A.â€™s full menu during this daylong event that kicks off at 11 a.m. 20% of the sales on Valentineâ€™s Day, including gift certificate purchases, will benefit The Center for Children & Young Adults. The Thriving Children Gala must be mentioned upon placing orders for those who want to show their support, so be sure to speak up! D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information, please visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404-249-5000.
Edgewood Speakeasy â€“ Lunar Rose, 9 p.m.
Looking for a way to spice up Valentineâ€™s Day this year? Celebrate the art of connection at The Edgewood Speakeasy during “Lunar Rose” – a sensual night featuring cocktails, desserts and more on February 14, 2014. Beginning at 9 p.m., guests can sip on specialty cocktails while enjoying complimentary truffles created by executive chef Alex Friedman. Music will also be provided by DJ Keiran throughout the evening. Located behind a secret door in Pizzeria Vesuvius, Edgewood Speakeasy is a twenties-themed secret den, serving up specialty cocktails, boilermakers, local and regional craft beers, boutique distilled spirits, moonshines and small plates. The Edgewood Speakeasy is located at 327 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312. For more information visit www.facebook.com/edgewoodspeakeasy or call 404-343-4404.
For $60 per person, Valentines can dine at No. 246 in Decatur. The restaurant is offering a four-course prix fixe menu of rustic Italian dishes. Tax and gratuity are not included. To reserve a table for the Valentineâ€™s Day meal, call 678-399-8246. no246.com
Pizzeria Vesuvius â€“ A Special Valentineâ€™s Day Offering for Just for Two, 11 a.m.
Pizzeria Vesuvius, a gourmet pizza, house-made pasta and social destination located on Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward, invites guests to celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day all day on Friday, February 14, 2014 with a special offering for two. Complete with a choice of beverages, the two-course special will be available for only $26. Couples will be treated to their choice of two glasses of wine or two pints of beer, two starter salads, and any one of executive chef Alex Friedman’s delicious wood-fired pizzas to share. After filling up, guests are encouraged to venture behind the bookcase after 9 p.m. and join the Edgewood Speakeasy for a special Valentineâ€™s Day celebration, Lunar Rose, featuring a variety of cocktails, sweet temptations, music by DJ Keiran, and more. Reservations are accepted, but not required. For more information, please visit www.pizzeriavesuvius.com or call 404-343-4404.
Osteria Cibo Rustico in Toco Hills provides diners with an Italian Valentineâ€™s Day meal. A special chefâ€™s feature of lobster and shrimp orecchiette pasta in a saffron cream sauce is available along with the regular menu. For more information or to make a reservation, call 678-704-2700.osteriaciborustico.com
STK Atlanta – Special 3-Course Prix Fixe Valentineâ€™s Day Dinner, 5:30 p.m.
For those who want to go all out for that special someone this Valentineâ€™s Day, STK, Midtownâ€™s favorite upscale steakhouse known for its high-energy atmosphere, sleek and sexy dÃ©cor, and delicious food and cocktails, is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner for $70 per person that will be sure to impress. With several choices per course, guests are invited to enjoy a selection of specialty made dishes courtesy of new Executive Chef Matt Rainey and a complimentary glass of prosecco to top it off. The items can also be ordered a la carte and STKâ€™s full dinner menu will also be available. For more information, visit www.stkhouse.com or call 404-793-0144 to make your reservation.
Lovers have the chance to win a romantic dinner for two at Old Vinings Inn. Those who think they have the most romantic proposal story can submit a photo of the couple along with the proposal story on Facebook for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant. Submissions and voting end on Thursday, February 13 and the winner will be announced on Valentineâ€™s Day. For more information and to submit an entry visit the Old Vinings InnFacebook page. oldviningsinn.net
The Optimist in West Midtown is cooking a four-course prix fixe meal plus supplements for Valentineâ€™s Day. The meal is $65 per person and does not include tax or gratuity. An option for wine pairings is an additional $30. Diners who arenâ€™t able to celebrate on the actual holiday are welcome to make reservations for Thursday, February 13, Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16. To make a Valentineâ€™s Day reservation, call 404-477-6260.theoptimistrestaurant.com
Cucina Asellina is a contemporary Italian restaurant located in the heart of Midtown featuring simple Italian dishes created by Chef Andrea Montobbio made from the finest ingredients in a warm, thoughtfully designed environment. Cucina Asellina is located in the 12th & Midtown development at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information visit www.asellina.com or call (404)793-0141 and stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CucinaAsellina and on Twitter and Instagram at @AsellinaATL.
From Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 RA Sushi in Midtown is offering a Valentineâ€™s Day special for two. The three-course menu is $30 per couple and includes shareable appetizer options like pork gyoza, pineapple-cheese wontons and tootsy maki; choice of two entrees such as the Viva Las Vegas roll, tunacado and spicy chicken teriyaki udon; and shareable sweets like cinnamon tempura gelato or coconut creme brulee. Served with two straws, lovebirds can get close with the umami punch ($14), an oversized drink meant for sharing, plus much more. To make a reservation or for more information, call 404-267-0114. rasushi.com
Genki Noodles and Sushi – Valentineâ€™s Day I â€œHeartâ€ Sushi Pairing, 11:30 a.m.â€¨
This Valentineâ€™s Day, head to one of Genki Noodles and Sushiâ€™s three locations to take advantage of a special cocktail and sushi pairing that will make even the hardest of hearts swoon. For just $11.95 diners can enjoy the popular I â€œHeartâ€ sushi roll â€“ a heart shaped roll made with shrimp tempura and cream cheese and topped with tuna, avocado and a wasabi cream and garlic chili sauce â€“ along with a ‘Liquid Passion’ specialty cocktail. One sip of this artfully blended cocktail featuring passion fruit rum and fresh lemon combined with one of Genkiâ€™s most popular rolls is sure to set the mood for the evening.
Genki offers fresh, artfully presented sushi, bountiful noodle bowls and a variety of entrees for all tastes. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Genki has become known for its reasonably priced, delicious Asian fusion cuisine that is served in a playful and casually upscale atmosphere. Genki Noodles and Sushi is located in Buckhead at 3186 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305; The Prado in Sandy Springs at 5590 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342; and Virginia-Highland at 1040 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306. Call the Buckhead location at 404.844.8319, The Prado location at 404.843.8319, or Virginia-Highland at 404.853.3315. For more information, visit www.genkiatl.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GenkiNoodlesandSushi and on Twitter at @genkiatl.
Park Bar â€“ Complimentary Boozy Hot Cocoa with Purchase of SkyView Ticket
Thereâ€™s nothing more romantic than spending the evening overlooking the gorgeous Atlanta Skyline from the top of the SkyView Ferris Wheel. Following a ride on Downtownâ€™s newest attraction, this Valentine’s Day, Park Bar invites guests to cozy up with one of its delicious Boozy Hot Cocoa offerings – from its Hot Cocoa Lada to the Pure Winter or Hot Mint. To make Valentine’s Day even sweeter, guests that provide a SkyView ticket stub that evening will receive a complimentary Boozy Hot Cocoa of their choice. Park Bar is located in the Luckie Marietta District of bustling Downtown Atlanta, right off Centennial Olympic Park Drive at 150 Walton Street. For more information, please visit www.parkbaratlanta.com or call (404) 524-0444.
Sidebar â€“ Half-Off Specials for Singles, 4 p.m.
It pays to be single this year at Sidebar. This Valentineâ€™s Day, Sidebar will offer 50% off of food for singles beginning at 4 p.m. In addition to the best pressed Cuban sandwiches in the city, hungry singles can enjoy an array of options including boneless wings, burgers, and more. Sidebar is located at 79 Poplar St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information, visit www.sidebaratlanta.com or call 404-588-1850.
The Real Chow Baby â€“ Valentineâ€™s Day Date Night, 11 a.m.
Love is in the air, baby! This Valentineâ€™s Day, join The Real Chow Baby for a St. Valentineâ€™s Day Date Night, featuring special pricing on dinner for two, cocktails and more. Beginning at 11 a.m. at all The Real Chow Baby locations throughout Atlanta, guests and their significant others can enjoy two unlimited trip stir-fry bowls, one appetizer, one dessert and either a bottle of wine or two for one cocktails for only $49.99. To accompany dinner, guests can sip on one of several specialty cocktails including the Pomegranate Martini, a delicious blend of premium vodka, pomegranate liqueur, pomegranate syrup, and a splash of soda, and the Strawberry Shortcake, a rum cocktail featuring Strawberry Cruzan Rum, vanilla cream liqueur, fresh pineapple juice and strawberry syrup. For more information about The Real Chow Baby and its Valentineâ€™s Day specials, please visit www.therealchowbaby.com and stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/realchowbaby
With this excellent list we’re sure you’ll be able to find a great place to eat this Valentine’s Day, whether it’s with your boo or some friends for a singles event 🙂